An Intelligent Career Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-01-04
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Written by three career experts, An Intelligent Career is a playbook for the modern knowledge worker, providing a complete guide that will allow workers to take a composite, dynamic view of a life's work in the 21st century."Knowledge work" - the kind of work where one thinks for a living - is fundamental in today's economy. It is the basis for long-term success in the global economy and it drives the collective brainpower through which goods and services are delivered. And today, knowledge work requires much more than a college degree: it means understanding the changing nature of work and employment, and the processes through which knowledge is generated, transferred, and applied. It means understanding new career possibilities, more dynamic work arrangements, and the growing demand for knowledge work around the globe. It means navigating work life with an authenticity that replaces any straightforward loyalty to a single employer, and instead calls for better understanding of the self, collaborators, clients, and customers. An Intelligent Career provides clear guidance on how to take charge of your own destiny, seek continuous learning, collaborate with others, recognize and act on fresh opportunities, determine when it is time to move on, and much more. Ultimately, the goal of this book is to help knowledge workers from architects to lawyers learn to work on their own terms and to assume ownership of work and career.

Author Biography

Michael B. Arthur is Professor of Management in the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Svetlana N. Khapova is Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom Chair in Careers and Organization Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the VU University Amsterdam and Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute.

Julia Richardson is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the School of Human Resource Management at York University in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Part I. Taking Stock
Chapter 1. What Does an Intelligent Career Involve?
Chapter 2. Where Do Intelligent Careers Happen?
Chapter 3. Why Do You Work?
Chapter 4. How Do You Work?
Chapter 5. With Whom Do You Work?
Chapter 6. When Will You Change?

Part II. Taking Action
Chapter 7. Making Sense
Chapter 8. Embracing Technology
Chapter 9. Investing in Communities
Chapter 10. Working with Employers
Chapter 11. Sharing Your Story
Chapter 12. Building Your World

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